Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading urbanists.
He is a writer and journalist, having penned several bestsellers, including the award- winning The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis. He co-founded CityLab, the world’s leading publication for cities and urbanism.
He is a researcher and professor, serving as University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management. He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon University and been a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT.
He is an entrepreneur, as founder of the Creative Class Group which provides strategic advice to companies, foundations and governments worldwide, and serves on the boards of several real estate development firms, venture capital firms, and investment funds.